Why Giving Flowers Actually Makes Us Happier

We’ve heard that exercise and diet can help with your overall emotional well-being, but did you know that giving flowers can help too? Here are a few ways it can help us—and the ones we give flowers too—actually be happier!

According to a *behavioral research study that followed how people felt when receiving flowers, they found three major effects:

  1. When participants received flowers, they felt extreme happiness and gratitude!
  2. Flowers also have long-term positive effects on moods! They felt less depressed and anxious after receiving flowers.
  3. Giving and receiving flowers can help create intimate relationships, as participants felt this helped them have an increased connection with friends and family.    

Not that we needed a study to know how happy flowers make us feel (hello common sense!!), but at least we now have the science to back it up! So what are you waiting for?? Send blooms now!


*A study conducted at Rutgers, The University of New Jersey

August 10, 2017 by Laurenne Resnik